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8hiei.kt.-A very saeesssfal sernot of sacred stng «u given on Sunday afternoon last, in the Village Bail, by the Swiss Melodists and Tyrolsee Singers; ud in the •renin* at 8 o clock thera m a tKupman meat-icg, when ta« hall ni crowded, the Bwiw Singers again lending their aid, and rendered with sweat effect ____i ..j j..11. —iid.
mber thy Creator," by Md'll
_se#i.y — '—"
% Mr.T.i
», and " Sowing
the Seel." bj Madame Andre. The addrssa 1 "* W. Glover.
iTsaaatioNi-U aid of the fundi of the W«
lejah Chapel, Eaat str'et, was hsld la tha schoolroom under ihe above place, on Tnseday evening, and proved a complete snooees. The room, which waa tastafhlly decorated with somq vary handsome flag*, evergreen*, and ml paintinga, waa throughout the evening crowded Am usual there waa a variety of amusements, all of which teemed to be doing a good trade, including aa electric telegraph, galvanic battery, microscopes, stereo-scope, hexadrome, wheel of life, weighing chair, 4e. There waa also a fancy stall under the management of the Miaaee L. and R. 8tokee, Harrison, Buck, Johna, Cuthbert, Acfield. and Mrs. Chad wick. The refn.l)> men! department, which alao did a good trade, was no.lar the management of Msedamss Moody, Bnrgeea, and u oolf, and valuable aeaiatanoe waa given by Misses Hoffman, Moaa, Back, and Weeks, and "Meeare Scare, Butt.. Burrows, H. ScovelL Mitchell, Pollen, Maeon, Chalk, Chorion. F. and 8. Chaplin, Dora, J. Willhy, and Duncan. The wig and ahida last worn by the late Bev. John Wssley were eahihitad by the Bev. J. Moody, and attracted much attention. A feature in the conver-aasione waa Mr. W. Billet's bird show, which however contained, in addition to the birds, a wild cat and noma very fine specimens of tame onea, m6ftkeya, doca, Ac. During the evening an ,q;oellent programme of both vocal' and Jastrubientat muaid waa gone through and aided much to the enjoyment of those preeent. Mr. J. Miles yaa^e director and the following ladies and gen tlemca ssiitfadi— Misses Shearer, H. and A. Buck, Fowler, -Cato, and .KerchevslJL Mnu Phippard, and Messrs Bendy, Pullen. Porter, P. W. Harvey, Phippsrd, and Meetara f aad W. Harvey We leam thatover 1000 ticket* at 8d each were sold before the doors were opened; so that, adding to thia the amount token from the other souroes, we have no doubt that a very substantial mm will be the result of the conversazione, and much praise is due to Mr. Bound, the secretary, for his efforts to "make it a success.
Southampton Court or Gcahoiaks.—The usual fortnightly meeting of the Guardians waa held on Thursday afternoon. ' The Deputy.Preaidrnt (Mr. D. 1L Meldrum) presided, and there were present Misers C. Wooldridne, W. Waters, J. T. Gidden, J. Bishop, W. Nosle A. Davlea, J.J. Walden. W. Lunn.C Noble, J. Whitchurch, W. Mickey, C. Lspkestrr. and M. Batthelor; ex.effi'lo member*—General Tryon, W. H. Roger*, and J. T. Tucker. The number of paupers in the house are 454. against the corresponding week ef last year of 498, showing a decrease of 44 There waa no business before the Board that called for a report.
Flt Fisanio oa tub Bitc* Twr.-Tbe flshiog on the Test has commeced unusually early. Several fine fresh run nlmon are up. and Lieutenant.Colenel Bruce killed one weighing 361b. on Saturday last.—J. W. B. in The Fuld.
Tns Ji*W Lav CouaTB.—More than a hundred English masons applied for work on Saturday at the new Law Courts. Only five fixers were engaged. The German mason* employed there worked 63 hours last week, and the English masons 551 hours.
Botal NanoMAL Life-Boat Ikbtitdtio*.—On Tuesday afternoon (19th Inst. ) the Annual General Meeting of the friends and supporters of the Royal National Life-boat Institution was held at Willis's Rooms, 8t. James's, London. In the unavoidable absence of the Duke ot Northumberland. President of the Institution, its Chairman, Thomas Chapman. Esq , presided. The .Meeting was Influentielly and numerously attended. The Chairman called on Richard Lewis, Esq., Barrister and Secretary of the Institution, to read the Annual Report(which wa« adopted) aa follows i—The Report commenced by staling that since the last Meeting fourteen new Lifeboats had been placed on our coasts, nine of them at new etations and five to replace other boate, there now being 268 Lifeboats under the management of the Society. During the year 1S77 the Lifeboats of the Institution bad saved no less than eight hundred and forty-one persons, nearly the whole of them under
Grilous circumstances, when ordinary boats could not
ve been employed without great risk of life to those on board them. In addition the Life-boats bad helped last year to rescue 35 vessel* from destruction. For those services, and for saving 200 lives by Fiiblng-boats and other means. 10 Silver Medal;, 17 Votes of Thanks inscribed on Vellum, and £4 069 bad been granted by
e Institution." It was satisfactory (( ' * ' "
Fiatr Wilts (8*liibcbt) Rt»ii Yolurtikbb.— A Urge number of signatnree of the members of the 1st WUtt haa been obtained (considerably over 100) to the undertaking to eerve on garrison duty if required.
South am ptos Hobticuitoeal Socibtt. —Our readers will be glad to learn that thle society has been honoured with the patronage of H R H. Priooe Leopold, aa will be seen from the subjoined extracts from the letter of the Hon Eliot C. York* (president ci the society) We aft also pleased to hear that over a hundred new enhaaribers have joined the society ibis year. The ecbedule of prises issued for the annual grand show in August next is the m-'St comprehensive and liberal ever issued by the society. There will be a second show in November, aad the committee bo;#* by a further increase h the number of subscribers, to issue a list of prises equally liberal in the amounts Th* following are extracts from a letter, addreeeed ly the President (the Boa. Eliot C. Yorke, M P ) to t&» secretary
Taeht Garland. Castel'amare. 8. Italy.
; March II. im.
My dear Sir,—Be ae kind aa to eon very to the oommltteeof the Southampton Horticultural Society that II K.II. Mae* Leopold, who Is bow at the Hotel Luxembourg. Nlee. ha, Aadoasly become patron of the society lam very moeti pleased and gratified, and pray earnestly
a great deal o

of the Lifeboi of shipwreck ivering. The

the Admiral Superinl
live* saved during itahlishment of the 1877, either &y its
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25,423. Fnr these *erv:ce* it hsd S6 Silver Medal* beiide* pecuniary mt of £54.200. Ths Committee knowleoged ths continued co-operation of

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Branch Committees, and their Honorary Secretaries, and the coast boatmen and fishermen. Many very liberal donation* ar.d legacies received during the pa»t j*ar were gratefully acknowledged. The total amount of the donations, subscription*, and dlvidsnds received during that period had oeen £42,442, of which sum £10.295 were special gift* te defray the ooit ef thirteen Lifeboat*. The expenditure, including liabilitie*, h»d amounted to £47.309. The Item* of receipt and expenditure wsrs detailed In the financial annextd to the Lovelock, publii
ludited. as usual, by Mr.
rsd that whila they
prosperity of the Institution, they bad period been In a position to present so Report. Thsy felt that
ad had th<
Illation which hsd ibuted to the saving of 25.428 persons from r reck would nsver appeal in rain for support and rapathy, and thsy prayed to Almighty God th

p tLior C Yoaaa. A Total Abstaixbes' BsnrriT Societt. — On Thundav evening, the 14th inst, a public meeting was held ia the Holy Trinity school rooms, to explsiri rules and enrol members' names, in a yearly benefit Society for total abstain era. The chair was taken by the Rev. Oresswell 8lraa*e,who said that a society like the ooe they were inaugurating had long occupied his mind, and when Borne fourteen or fifteen gentlemen called upon him reepeoting it a month sgo, he at once expressed his wil. Iiogneee to do all la his .posrer in e-tablisbing such a society He thought that in a short time they would hart one of the best societies in Southampton, and that me of their friends srould be surprised at what the ab-tiners could do The limits of admission would be (hB Bgw 3f 18 and UJ They; piwpoeffl to limit 56 because a teetotaller at that age was as good as any Other man at 40 They proposed to meet every alternate Tueeday, and inflict a' penalty for the breach of the pledge ;2i8d flrsl Wme^snd expokioo the second. It was lb en pat to the vote and carried that asocietv should be formed, and the following offi-er* were un mlowasly elected ^—President, Trewureq and Trustee, the Vicar. Medical officer. Dr. Aldridge Secretary. Mr. Waller. Check Clerk, Mr. Smith Sick visitor, Mr. Bailee—The Committee, Rev. C. M. Owen, Meesrs Smith, Sendell, Spooner,Ch*ffsy, Roberts, Roberta, ClarB, CoUon, Water. . HBekell, Wills, McDonald, oad William*- A great her joined as members, and the meeting resolved itself into a committee to discuss the rules
Pobtswood conservative Abboctatiok.—A meeting of the member* of the above Association was held on Monday evening at the Junction Hotel, St. Deny's. The president. Councillor Pnrber, J.P. presided, and "here was a large attendance of members, and among ao*e present were Aldermsn P. H.McCalmont, Coun. illors J. Whitchurch and P. Warren, Colonel Bond, Capt Uibba, Messrs. G. T. Pope,P. Bunny, J. Psrr, II. Tnorn G Penny. R. Lisle. c.Thorn,-J Dyer, J Butler, J. Kmmerson, W. Jone*. S. Morgan, T. Grey. T. Wsllste, J. Collins. K. Hall, II. Q. Whiuhurch^hon. seo ), W. H. Bnihdritt (assistant hon'.stc.). U. J. Barnes W. Miller, Curtis, J. Harbutt, c. Brown J.Tinkler, Ac. •The President read letters of apolagy for ths uuauid-ile absence of Councillors J. B. Thomas. H. Dunlop, id W. II. Davis, who had previous engagements. lie en stall d that for *ome time past there had been talk or reorganisation of «he Conservative parte, r&t the re 0 ganisation of "200" flaughter), nor as regifOed their tocal associations, far they were strong in themselves, and perfect In their organisation, but it was in regard to Parliamentary matters, and he staled what had been done in this respect in the other Conservative Associs lion* in the town, in regard te the appointment ofdele-gatea for the central sub-committee, snd Mr. G. T.
ion —The Secretary of the Corporation

t put in a proper
ind unprote

rongly of the apathy that had bee Town for a long time past in regard te the roads i oriswood, though now the necessity of having thei ut into a proper stat- was being recognised. It wi ut the fault of those they sent to th* Council that the! latter* were not looked iato, but that of the official, ad he mentioned that be had a motion on the pap« ir the meat meeting of the Town Council to have jecial committee appointed to go into the financi* 3»ition of the tything of Poi

A meeting of the Council was held on Wedneidsy afternoon, at the Audit House. The Mayor (A. L. McCalinont, E«q.) presided, and there were present— The Sheriff (G. T. Harper. Esq.), Mr. Senior-bailiff J. D. Barford, Mr. Junior-Bailiff P. Warren, Alder-
C. B. Phippard, J. Whitchurch. G. P. Perkins. J.P.. J. B. I.e Feuvre, J.P., W. H. Rogers, J.P.. J. R. Weston. W. Perkins. R. Driver, H. O. Dunlop. E. Banco. W. H. Davi*, J. O. Parmenter, J. J. Johns, and J. B. Thomaa.
A letter was received from Mr. J. Brewer, the retiring governor of the jail, thanking the Corporation for granting a superannuation to him of £178 per annum, and stating that he could not refrain from expreaaing his *en*e of the kindaets which had been ihown to him by the variou* memberf o! the Corporation during his ser. vice of 43 years, and that he ihould carry into hi* retirement feelings of profound gratitude for the consideration which had been shown him during that long period. He should ever feel a deep interest in the prosperity of Southampton, where he bad resided for the greater part of his life.
Another communication was received from Mi** J. Brown, the retiring matron of the borough jail, also ex prewing thanks to the Corporation for granting her a superannuation of £20 per annum, as her tertu of service wa* not *o long as to warrant her in expecting to
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its gallant crews and Lifeboats might, ss each year rolled round, be more and mors marked with success.
3ECOSD HANTS Rifle VolC5TBEE8 —The members of the above corps had a charch parade on Sunday morning, when there was a large muster of m . o a»*smblid on the Parade Ground, West Marlar - 1 » officers proent were Captains Abraham and Lieutenant* Swyne, Best, Newman, and 0. Abr»usm. From the ground they marched, preceded by the excellent band, under Bandmsiater Herbert, past the Ordnance Office, and down Bevols valley ta GL Deny's Chdrch, where a suitable discourse was delivered by the Rev. T. P. Mooney, a collection being afterwards made toward* the church expenses The corps returned to the Parade Ground by way of Bevois-vatley and past St. Andrew's Church, followed each way by a Urge number
The Rotal Naval RrsEavg.-Southampton being now the headquarters of the Royal Naval Reaaive In the southern district, and as their drill-ship, the Trincomalse, is stationed at our port, the following remarks made with reference to this branch of the naval service by the First Lord of the Admiralty, in the House of Common*, on Friday night, will be read with much Interest by Naval Reserve men and others:—" It may he Interesting to the committee to know what the Naval Reserves consist of. There ara in the first reset ve, of Coastguard men entered from the fleet. 832 officer*, of whom 226 are chief otdcers, fit for quarter-deck duty, and3968 seamen, mostly qualified for petty officers' ratings. All are born on ships' books, and are liable to servs in the fleet, and thsy receive the naval pay of their ratinge. They are men of high character, proved experience, and training. They ara bound by written contracts to servs^ In the fleet, and their places can be suppllsd by pen-sioners who are notflt for service at sea The *econd reserve—the Royal Naval Reserve—consists of two classes. In the first there a a 12,135 first-class men. able seamen of the mercantile marina. These men have received £10 4s a ya*r. and ara annually called up and drilled. There ar# 6478 men of the second class, principally drawn from tfao fishing population, who receive £717* each annually { ttay «erve under an «wment for five years, and can be called out by Royal Proclamation to serve with the fleet la an? part of the globe. We have found on inquiry that they would certainly be available In caam of emergency within aa short a period as It would be peaalhle to provide ships to put tham in. It will be seen that, so far as the prrtcmntl of the fleet Is concerned, there Is an ample •apply of men and officers to meet any emergency which i* at all likely to occur." Of the commanders la the Peninsular and Oriental Company's service tb» nadar-mentlened hold commission* In the Royal Naval
Reserve:—CaptainN.8tewart(Aaeam), N. Basel-
Town Council, on the application of Captain Bancs, the captain commandant of the 1st Hants Artillery Corps,
Cave perm Woe, for the removal of two of the four gune
mud, ndar the Blechvndan Railway Station, by a porter named Small, at that station. It is expected that a poet-mortem examination will Uka place prior to aa la.

but stated that the PabOe Weeks Loan Commleeiomers had intimated that the rale of internet for granting each a loan was 5 per Cent, whereupon the Town Clerk w*a Instructed by the Committee to advertise for ofiera te lend £5000 ef the loan and they declined the ofer of the Commiesionera. In reference to die loan of £9000 by the lata Mr. H. J. H. Williams (Sinking fund) and
if shortly beini butae the time in which they were obliged by Act of Parliament to commence the work, wae approaching, and they might not be able to commence before it arrived, they deemed it advisable, to ask if the Corporation would consent to extend the time epecifiod in the subsection 1 of eection 7 of the Act for a period of three month*. The promoters have alao met a coniiderable objection to the wood pavement which they are required to lay down by eub-eection 4 of the Act, on the ground that the expenss of maintenance was so much greater than if the uiual granite eete were used, and that it was now found from past experience that the wood pavement was productive of much injury to horsee. They asked the Council, under these circumstances, to grant their sanction to the extension of time desired by the promote ra, and also to the alteration of wood for granite, and by so doing the Council would greatly hslp the pro-motera.—The letter was referred to the Special and General Works Committee. .
A communication wat read from the Crown Office, requeuing the forwarding of the present Commission of the Peace for the borough of Southampton, in order that a new Commission of a more simple and convenient form might be used, and requesting also the names of any magistrates who had died since their names were inserted.—The Town Clerk waa requested to make the required return.
The Finance Committee presented a report recommending varioua bills for payment, including £a619s8d to M r.C. Jordan, for pipes fur extension of water mains, id £250 ls8d to Mr. Spittle, advanced on account of ntract for caat Iron pi pee for new water main ; £4 6s, to Mr. T. Elliot forgravel; £1717s6d to Mr. B. A. Randall for kerb 5 £28 15e5d to Messrs. Chlmdan and White for keto; £10717a id te Mr. R. Bailey for gutter stone, and £34 16e 8d to Messrs. 8. Stevens and Sens for pipes and manhole covers, Ac., In connection with tha new strsets, Portswood ; £181 18s 7d to Mr. J. Hurpley for granite and wood repairs; £5818s to Mr. Slsvene for filling in Belvidere sewer. The Committee reported the receipt of * letter from Messrs. Carmen, Dawson, Bad Dyer, of the Ancient Order of Poreetar*. offering to lend the Corporation, subject to the approval of a District meeting, the sum of 441.000 required to
K off the whole of the bonds of the lata w--1~
Improvement Commissioners' Bond, the------
be received on mortgage of the mtaB, and he repaid In 80 yean. In equal half-year.y payment* of principal abd Interact at 4 per cent per annum: and It was resolved
from the Public Works Com-MB 4o grant the loan
The Town Clerk submitted to the Committee from the
the Bank account and invest it in 3 pel cent cone a Is as arranged. The Town Clerk submitted i letter from the Local Government Board stating. In reference to the sum of £88 sought to be borrowed for defraying the coet of covering the floor cf the public bath* on the Western Shore with concrete in 1873, that the Board had been adviaed that the money ahouid come out of the current r«tee. whereupon tha Committee signed a cheque for £88 out of the wrrent account for the carrying out of the transaction.—Mr." La Feuvre. in moving the adoption of the report, hs thought it a very favourable thing for the Society of Foresters to lend the Corporation £41.000 at 4 per cent interest for a term of 30 years which the Committee considered very satisfactory. Having alluded to the other portion of the report abo'ehe moved its adoption. This wa* seconded by Mr. H. G. Dunlop and, after a short discussion,
THC orrteEB or HEALTH's qCABTB*LT BEfOBT. ' Tha Sanitary Committee submitted the quarterly report of Dr. Osborn, medical officer of health for the borouxh, for the quarter ending Slat December, 1877, whichatated that although the first quarter of the year gave a high, death rate, the quarter under review presented a low rata of mortality. The bin he had been — males, 243; females, 258— toiaL 501. giving a birth rata equal to 34 76 per thousand of the population. The death—237 males and 121 females—total. 3M, giving a death rate of 17/90 per tboueand. pit births exweded tha deaths by 2(3. or equal to an (q;**! iaoreaae ot <29 of the population by bi-ths. Ths number of deaths in the corresponding quertor against 258, and in the previc 249. During the quarter l!
moved or alleviated by n '
uarter they numbered usance; had been re-
Ted by the inspector*.
the birth* of the q iarter bad been 69 ; deaths, 31. The B'-nual report of tiie officer of health was aleu submitted and agreed to be printed and circulated, Tbe Committee having considered the subject: of providing the. inspectors and assisUnt-inspectors of nuisance* wi h *ou>* designation uf authority, by which they might be recognised when entering premises In the discharge of their official duties, recommended that they be provided with a badge bearing the town arms and the words "Sanitary Inspector."—Mr. H. G. Dunlop moved the
the^ffiwr of health lay oo the table.—This
report read, as the Council, for the sake of a few shillings, had refused to have the report printed, as we* the case formerly.—Mr. Cleveland wished to know the reason the proposed abattoirs were not erected, and why this question had, a* he believed, been shelve !.—The Mayor *aid the Corporation had not yet received the sanction of the Local Government Board to borrow ths money. That was ths reason.— The Sheriff said he wished to direct the attention of the official* to the great nuisance caused by the removal of otlal from the town and along the Port*wood-road in the morning. It was something disgraceful, the only wonder to him hair g how such a quantity of filth waa allowed to accumulate the town without caosyg some frightful f»
luse this frightful nun ch said He could bear testi-e ShsrifTs statement.—Th*
Mr. Barford. In moving that the Corporation trake the following bye law—" Every drover at the cattle mirket shall be required to obtain a license from the Corporation under a penalty of ten shillings," (aid thi* class of men were not the moat refined in thi* country, and. unfortunately, at the present lima they bad no control over them, and that waa the reason bs bid brought the motion forward. —Mr. Banco seconded ths i r»po«ition.—The Mayor said he could bear testimony to the great cruelty used by these men, which ha had witnessed at different markets in the country.—Alderman Passenger was sorry these bye laws did not go further, and prevent cattle being driven through the streets before 10 o'clock at night, and not after 6 "o'clock in iGrnlng. It was a great nuisance having cattle i through the streets of the town after € o'clock la omiog.—Mr. Warren could not see how they
as then agreed to
MB. LB TEtTVBB amd THE BOBOCOH 8CBTET0B. Mr. La Feuvre bad the following notice on the paper, To ask the surveyor if be la prepared to adhere to his ^element that there ha* been no (ettlementin ths foon. aliens of the new engine house st Portjwood, and to love a resolution." but before doing so asked that a apy of Mr. Crook's contract be laid on the UbleT Mr. Abraham objected to tbla.
The Mayor: Has this contract anything to do with our qnaatloc 7 Mr. Le Keuvre said it h
Mr. 8. S. Pearco ro*e and objected t s'hing to do with Mr. Le Feuvre'* noli Alderman Pamenger contended that as out of order, as he Could out preced
.lemcnt of the cottage at Portswood. end Mr. Is. lied " No." He no* asked him the s*me quei if he w*s prepared to statu if tasre bad beer engine hot

*ith respect to thpee

•ka it was quite t
Portswood. and be had never ;uvre asked if there had been e said there bad not,and be now,said the* Mr. Le Peuvre said be bad to thank Mr. I e answer, although Mri Lemon said " No,' lew six months ago there was a settlemei ' :ottage, and that was the reasc morning after tl . nd told him filament had taken pla Mr. Lemon replied that If that
e word further

tar the Council lie bad been in-50 in the engine were so it must
(Mr. Le Feurre), and laid he had stopped the i, so that he (Mr. Le Feuvre) might sefi the work* •elf The next morning he and other members of the Towrn Council went to the works and saw Mr. Killy, ho showed them the cracks in the coal stores. On king him if there were any more he replied " No, no ore." They then went over the whole place, and were iown round by the engine driver. They found four aclts on the east side and three on the west, and ha lought the Council was entitisd to some information on ■is subject. He visited the works sgain. and saw titer, and asked him his opinion. He said a quantity ' mortar had fallen down since be (Mr Le Feuvre) a* there. This was over the engine house door, and titer attributed this to the settlement of the building]. Mr. Miller: It came from the boiler house.
Mr. Le Feuvro: You are mistaken. It came from le engine house (laughter). Ho afterwards saw Mr. Lungley, and asked him to go with him and see the id he did eo. They there saw Mr. Crook's con-d he now asked that it bo laid on the table, with, the bills of quantities. There were eight documents iltogether he required to be produced.
The Town Clerk here read the contract referred to. Mr Lemon said tha last document showed how his tward was made np, but It was not professional ta show low it was arrived at. As he bad said before it waa unprofeeaional to disclose these awards, but if the Town Council passed a reeoleaon compelling him to do to bo ust submit, but should at once tender bis resignation. Alderman Pawenger thought Mr Lemon quite right in ifutiog to produce tbe item* of the award that had sen made The Special and General Woaka Committee had pasaed these accounts. It was unusual t> ask the surveyor to produce the papers, and be thought Mr. Lemon had gone quite far enough.
Mr. O. Perkins then rose to address the Council, but was objected to by Mr. Le Feuvre, who said he ooold only rise to a point of order.
Mr. Le Feuvre then) asked that' Mr Crook's bills of quantities bo produced.
Mr. W. Perkins did not think Mr. Le Feuvre had any right to aak'for tbaae papers to show haw these quantities were awarded.
Mr. Le Feuvte: Then I will road them myself. (A
Mr. Lemon t No, the award is not made t_ . = . . Mr. Le Psurra eaid he bad asked to see these documents, but bad been refused by Mr. Lemon. He (Mr. Le Pauyre) explained to the May*'thatTail a Td»# Conncillor be had a perfect right to aae these documents. and after tha advioa of the Mayor aad Town

oartiflsata, aa his award, waa £1550. and b* wanted to
know where the difihenba of this £37 was.

the terms cf his ifegagsmant, and not take other work
could not be put without a notice having been duly placed en the notice paper.
Mr. Le Feuvre : N*ver.
Th* Town Clerk, fat anawer to a qasatiast, said the
Mr. Le Fonvre: For Newh iry ?
Tha TowwClerg: No.
Mr. Le Feawro : Or for Beslngatoks .
The Town Clerk: No. . . . _
Alderman Passenger euggeeted that ths question should be referred to a committee ; otherwise it would not be fair to Mr Lemon.
A Herman Lomer said it appeared to him that Mr. Le Feuvra having placed a notice on tbe paper, he mast oonfine himself to that notioa, and aot travel out of it
The Mayor once mora pointed out that Mr La Feuvro
Mr. Farter said be had always entertained a very strong opinion that tbe Town Council never gave Mr. Lemon leave to go to Winchester.
Th# May r again said he waa of opinioi that the proposition of Mr. I s Feurre sras out of order, and oool
Mr, Le Feuvre said he had never beard before that Town Councillor having given notice of a motion he w* not~ai towed ta put it- He should prove Io them ths Mr. Lam a was not deserving of the confidence of the town nnless te devoted the whole of . his time to his duties, and iChe did not do se he ought to be superseded.
Tbe~Hay5r said be must rule thst Mr Le Feuvre was oat of order, and that hia proposition could not be put.
Mr. 8- 8. Pearce protested against the language used by Mr Le Feuvre againsl Mr Lemon, but there being loud calls of "Ortjer," be sst dowa protecting, and the subject dropped for a short time.
raoaosgo B»THB AJID WABH-houseb
Mr. Davis, pursuant to notice, In moving " That a com. mittae ha appointed to eoqoiro into the working of the Baths and Waah-bousrs Acta in other boroughs, and the propriety or otherwise of the Corporation adopting those Acta iu Southampton, and report thereon," eaid at a public meeting held in this town this question was discussed, and be (>lr. Davis) waa requested to bring the matter before the Town Council He suggested that the be referred to a special committee, aa the eyeiem had been adopted by various Corporations in England with success Many had been worked at a profit, while others had proved a Iocs—Tbe Mayor thought the proper course was to refer the subj ect to the Sanitary Committee —Mr. Davie said he was in the bonds nf the Council, and had no objection to the sag gnatioaaf tha Mayer. He, however, should like a special committee, aa tbe question vsrv materially affected the poor of St Mary—Mr H 6 Dunlop seconded the proposition, and it was referred to the Sanitary Committee, Mr Davis to be added to it for this special
ferred to the Sanitary Committee for review and if neceeeary, in order that they may be made operative," and said all would remember a certain sheep that died some time ago, and that some one said " Ble*s that sheep that died" (laughter). In coo sequence of what took place on that occasion it appeared to him that their bye-laws were in a very defective state, and for that reason he moved the resolution that stood la his nsme (hear, hear)—Mr. W. Perkin* had much pl<

begrudge any time that might be taken

The Special and General Works Ct

ment in the engine house, beiler house, and shed, as as the callage upon tbe l*nd. At a subsequent meeting the Committee expre—ed an opinion in reference to the cottage, that whUtt there were some settlements in the building the papering did not *how *ny crack* tince it wa* put en the wall* about 3 month* previously, that tbe settlements were not increasing, and that lUe Borough Surveyor^Mr. Lemon) considered tbey would not affect the permanent stability of the struoture. In reference to the other building*, the Committee found a settlement in the engine and holler house, arising from the nature of the fo indation. The wall* were carried down to the gravel or shingle to the depth of 14 feet. and4bsre was a bed of concrsis over ttie centre area of about 3 feet in thickneea. The coal ehed is built on the surface as originally intsndsd, and immediately below the surface is a bed of. clay, and Mr. Lemon i* of opinion that no further settlement will take place. Tha Committee, guided by Mr. Lemon's opinion, do not anticipate any further settlement in the engine bou*e, as no percepuble movement baa shown itself during the. last three months. lbe original contract with Mr. J. Crook was £1519. Mr. Lemon submitted the a tract schedule of ptices resulting in «n :rea*e of payment due to him of £37. ie total of the contract with Mr. J. Nichols amounted £13,050, but the actual cost was £12.7*8, being less •n the contract price by £302, and that no further work has to be done by the Corporation. Tbe Com-ilttee reported with reference to the silting of sand in ie drain pipes near No. 1 main bole, that it arose from defect in the level by Mr. Nichols, and be had made that good at hie own coet. A further length near No. 1 main bole we* recently opened, and was not In a satisfactory State. Mr. Nichols wae w.lling to open this rk, and the Committee have called upon him to do so, _ that there shall be no doubt as to the efficiency of tbe sewer. From a general inepection of tbe eewer
pipes the Committee found, with the exception of the ~ 'the entire length i* in good
-*Dow Lonion to compete with plana for tbe
; ££££-
that is so.-Mr. Le Feuvre : Bat the Council did not i suthonee Mr. Lemon to g* elsewhere. Some three or i !°?r *** * wmmittee was appointed to inquire
: * emolomenta. a* he wa* not then satio-
fied with his position, and sometime after the Council io-; creased his salary £100 a year, on condition that be ; devoted the whole of his time to the duties of the Town i From what had come te hleknowWge he(Mr. LeFeuvre) aa determined la do hie dit» Be the leva. Ae to the I lettera of Meaars Hill and J«rd he cauld net ee* what I thoaa gentl-men had to do with the matter, nor did ha i tee that their opinion was ssorth anything. An Hall's ojyaion on th* aubjeeV why he wM either ___ w .rk* at Crahnitan, ia ths railwey carriage, or at tho I Law Cenrts ia Londi ' ' * '
j know, could he knoi .
' pipes underground at Portswood. Hs then read alette* from Mr. Yatea, a Lu'lder, in Priory.reai. S Deny *, who complained of wanting ta do something t hia drainage, but e*nld net on aeeount of the wax, running through the tawn pipea because they hsd ni been properly cemented. Again, Mr P. Burnty had said that no ccmeat had been osed at all in pntthw down theee pi pee, and if that »vii sa wherw waa their Clerk of the Worka (Mr Smith) at that time? Another man named Percy had atated that a lar*o number of the*e pipes hid been laid down without being pa* or cemented at all and that he nerer saw such *hi_ _ ful work In all hi* life, and if that waa true he a*id ti»e surveyor had not done his duty. A* to Smith, the late Clerk of the Works, he had gone to Liverpool, hut Lad left no record in Mr Lemon'* office aa to wher* the junctions were to be found. 1 here eras a previa" Mr Nichol's contract that there should be do thanelling but they well knew that there bad been ewme. Then were eomeTnelancholy nnatekea la eoaneAloa with thi carrying out of these wprks, and he eould net say thai Mr. Lemon had dene jus ice le the district of Pest* wood, and if it was a I act that the Special and General Works Committee had not paid pnpav attentien ta theee works then they had aot done their duty.—Alder, man Passenger Complai-ed ;of Htr- La Fea«re having occupied the whole of the afternoon, aad aald his argument did not at all agree with tut
Ha had not • ily denounced Mr. ]______ _____
doing hia duty, but the Special and Generrl Works Committee alao. Tip drainage works of Portswood were seven mile* In extant, aad Mr. LaFeuvta had eat himself up aa a better surveyor than Mr Lami . Messrs. Bull, Hill, and Jnrd, and seemed to thiok those gentlemen could not bold a candle to bim in that pact. He believed theee works had been carried oi mar, and whan banded ipariaon with otbi
ri-d out fairly and r
would bear favourable i
the town and Ud been_____________
by the contractors The Special and General Committee had relied on the skill and judgment of Mi * ...... "* (hear, hear) —
his ot nartica ara, Mr. Lemon giving him all inans at his disposal, to do so. After seeing these he did not think the tsro buildings had been carried out ac eordmg to the original plans. He alao thought thero had been an error of judgment in not going lower down with the foundation. This, he believed waa done to ears an ftpense ol soma £60 Ha had every faith in Mr Lemon's ability aa a survsyor, but there ooold be do doubt thero had been a settlement. He also thought it would be much better if Mr. Lemon, for tbe future, da-voted the whole of his time and attention to the works of the town (bear, bear). — The Mayor said tbe Com. ittae had inspected every man hole in connection with is drainage, and found everything working most satis factory, it being high water at tbe time — Alderman Lomer said if the lettera read by Mr LeFeuvre were true, it was a most disgraceful state of things^ and if so hs should ask that the report be referred back. — Mrv Lemon, in answer to a question as to cementing the pipes, said be could not answsr the queetion — Mr LeFeuvre aaid that was an booeet answer —Mr. Lemon ••id as to tunneling he strongly objected to it, but a por-tion was tunneled, to hia knowledge, believing it would do a* well as opening cuttings. — Mr. Miller aaid tbe "hole of this bad been brough: about by Mr. Lemon's absence from the town ibear, hear), and the sooner they came to a proper nnder*tahding on the subject the better (hear, hear) The weak pointa would soon show themselves, and thsy *aw one the previou* day. As to the r not knowing where the junctions were, he was in ths office the previous day and saw the plans of svsry junction,, to an inch. The whole of this occurred from Mr. Lemon being away, had be been here it would never have occurred, and theee complainte never ben heard of. — Mr. Furber waa quite satisfied the cause was Mr. Lemon's absence, and lie trusted it would not occur again. As to tunneling, there waa five feet of it in bis road.—Mr. Lemon said that waa so. — Mr Furber said he hoped they should get rid of this queetion. aad b*ar no more of it in the future (bear, hear) — T'ie Sherifl said he thought Mr. Le Feuvre had taken ad done, as a public duty and

i. J. Hill and
nion aa to the justice of the the surveyor had made an ii They saw a few slight era oiler house and coal shed, liu ■ shaft, end scarcely any, defect

coal store, and looking at th with the other buddings , tbey did not
think it of
e defects in the engine house might have arisen from ess cause*—first the placing of the boiler* too quickly the concrete foundations, before they were properly ntohdated, causing one p«ti to sink Quicker than ths her, and aecqnd that there mu*t have been, in con. aueuce of the low situation of the land, a great diffi-ilty in making fcuodatitfn »o deep below the turface for the.auporttructfirtfT Looking at these things and ths difficulties thsro were to contend w|tb» thsy were of ipinion that lbs" cr-cks were rery'trifling, isnd that the veigbt of. the buildings, boilsrs, and engine died had low taken their proper bearing*, and that the whole • as now *o consolidated that the cracks would not
the waQ of th
ichinery snd boilers were
_ifch importance. They foi-----------------------
had been done to the buildings, and none to the engine boil«fs and chimney *bafi, and that nothing of a u* nature had occurr*nittee afterwards proceeded to Porta wood, y met tbe Mayor and made a general Intpeo-e buildings and works, End instructed Mr.
----- . .. plant with vegetable* a portion of the land.
They afterward* intpeoted the openings of the sewers at different points, and found tbe entire system working in good order, with the exception of that portion re-opened by Mr. Nichole, which, being unfinished, the Committee were unable to report upon Its actual state —Mr. O. P. Perkins, in moving the adoption of the report, I it was a plain, straight-forward, and honest report. , with the other members of the committee, bad n to Port*wood and visited theee works, but after tt they had heard ha could eay they found the ks in anything but ruins. It waa true there wa* a __ crack* at the engine house of little consequence. A great deal of noise had been made out of doors, calculated to injure their surveyor, and the Committee of opinion that this should not rest on Mr. Lemon, s ta kjure his character. The Committee had
worka—Mr. Le Ft_......... ........
builder?—Mr. Abraham Slid ha would second the adoption of the report, and also name the gsntlemsn. who waa Mr. Harry Bull, who told them what Mr. G. Pfrklns bad stated. The que*tion appeared to him was thls-h«d they confidence in Mr. Lemon, or had ? (hear, bear, from Mr. Le Feurre). What Mr. Lemon was accused of no one seemed to know, and while he was here It was their duty to protect him from theeo petty persecution*, aa It mast be very annoying to Mr. Lemon to continue to bear tbeae things. Mr La Feavra'a concluding remarks let the cat oat of tha bag (laughter). No doubt Mr. Lb Feuvro bad a perfect
naif Bfarfr confidence la Mr. Lsmon, and he believad tha worka at Portswood had been well carried out. Hs was a fortunate man who did not make some little mistakes at timee, and he thought the time had arrived
tear WK %=&
traBted that ha would continue to retain tbe confidence i.
Abraham, wtoaaid ho (Mr. Lb Feovre) had lat.ths cat
a ta cazts

Faavrs was of opinion that It ■otbaan property carried oat.
EBayocaity. aad » roseUti^was pasmd hy thaOwZti
had shown him as doing ee daily. He had no doubt there had beery a settlement aj to the Posts wood drainage. The qaastlon wa*—had the" work been properly carried out or not, and had tbeir officials duty, and hid theee pipes been properly

feet of piping hsd been laid down jroperly cemented. It would not o dieee pipes and see if they had bet Hie feeling at Portewood wss very ect. many slating that the dralnag
ad, or bsd tbey not! It was „ er the work, but they could not
tbout having b t mach anew
e pect for Mr. Lemot
'ould have some practical effect. — The Council was addressed by Mseers. Cleveland, Linfordsand Parmenter, and Mr. O. Perkins having replied, the Council divided, and there veted for the report 15-Messrs. Warrsn, S. 8. Pearce, Johns, Cleveland. Linfor I. Weston. Bunco, Rogers, 0. P. Perkins, Abraham, Miller, IMrer, Aldermen Newman and Passenger, and the Mayor. A gains'. 5-Messrs. Furber. 1'arnienter Harper, Le Peavre. end Aelatu Neuter. 3 -Meters. Lungley, Isomer, and Kmanuel.—Tbe report .red adopted, and tha Council broke up, nav-
log sat till afte

Soutbempton on Tuesday, with TO. After landing her mails, Ac,
h the Chiaa mails.
left Soathamptaa
a the day of sailing.
sstrallan malls, will leave Southampton on the 4th April. The HBP A UL — Capt. B. Methven. from Southampton
ti on tha 19th Inst., and left for Port & The JtlKZAPORB —Cant. A. Pariah.
b the homeward
h the Canal to Alex-
n the 8th ot ApiU. A me ouaai-^«pi. «. v. Borne, with the"
aila, is dam at Southampton on the 13th of Apr The I JfDUS—Capt. 8. D. HhaOard. with the —*"*» I* due at Southampton on the Bad April.
The CHINA—Capt. T.J. Alderton. with the light portion of the China mails, arrived at Brindisi on the 31st Inst., and weatoa to Anoona and Tenia*. The saalls left for London at T a.m. the same day.
The PSE.4—Captain O. Bjde. with the light portion f the outward Australian mails, left Brind 1*1 tor Alexandria
°Tha BAVaSxpi-Capt. E. Btead. with the light nortion f the outward India malls, will leave Bnndisi on Monday toning for Alexandria.
Tbe TBA FJ SCOBS—Capt. W Barrett, arrived at Snas a the 18th lost-, and will come through ik andria. proceeding from thence to Venice, where due on the let of April.
The OWUZJpm-CBA J.c BahoL with tha onward India mails of Feb. 7ih-*arch 8th. left Sues on tho 15th last.
The rsknIf —Capfc W. Woeloott, with the oatward mail*, arrived at Calcutta on the 16th taat. The ADRIA—CxpU S. Stewart, passed dalle on the lflth
The dSfi^lf — Capt. S. Stewart, left dalle far Bombay on the Uth alt.
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aad River Hate malls, ar-------
morning. She brought a Urge number rtw--.
((Una Verdee I on the 7th last.
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amptpn on TueWav. for Hew Torh. with malls, a fall oneral cargo, and a numerous complement ot cahin pes
The jirOSIL-Oast. H. k. T.Jtrrr.aber. from !faw Tort, ar-rtred at Southampton on Weduwday, ouber wey to Bremen, with a large number of peeeeegers aad a full cargo, having landed the Southamntou pottioa of whioh she proeeeded
' tor B.tavim. Ao., ■
f°rtaUDR*.VT7rj|-Capt. \«
OLTOE 8EIFFOIG OOMPAfT. Tha AmFLOy-OaM. matharLwae.. left moatharnp. >n on Saturuay. for Waterford. Belfast, Glasgow, aad
luthampton og Saturday for Cork.
I leave Southampton
ami? ooMPAyr.
- Capt. ■ ■ ■. from the B resits, he..
SOUTHAMPTON 8HIPPISO Tbe Defence, *., Opt. Lake, fnm Conor a, arrived a io» thamptoa en Saturday, with 200 ozan for this port, ^hs Morglay left Cardiff on Saturday.
'he Louisa, from Christiaala. arrived at Southampton oi "he Balaklava. *., frem Bordeaux, with wine, arrived a
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'rovldect Members admitted last Monday. SI. mber of Pro»ident Member* on the Books, 1/151 urs for March—Rev. Dr. Wripht and Rev. Bowd
MDTHAMFTO* BAILOmf HOME. Number of heda occupied for the weak so ling Ma
1878 2... _••• —_ — —
a Jannury 1 te March 11. 1878 ...
ife of Henry Edward Ulcholl. ef a MARRIAGE nr—RsWett—Pebrnary 8. Horatio Alfrwd I nephew of Mr* "
tadsr In ths R.yal n and ths late Viscountess
Andrews.—March 17. ai
widow of Mr. Henry Bennett, aged 78.
,t Cbapel road, Southamptan, Sarah,
__________I*, at Be vole-street, Soethamptoa. Sarah,
ife e* Mr. Charles Brown, aged 82.
Darts.-March t«, t Harry George, the ch—March 13. In London, Jamas Hwr Elliott. oSser eninsular and Oriental' ompauy. ef Cliff Park, Paignton, BWderf^March 13 at Alba CotWure. Kent-road. St. Deny's Sonthampton. Mr. George T. Fielder, lets of Rushlngton,
8*Mackinx e.-Mareh 5, at sea, after a short Illness. Mr Alexander Mee^snxie. flfih engineer as. Neva, aged 34. 1*2oQu1(^-Mm!2 afetOVOTO^er-iiuare, Southampton,
BUveZw —M*ruh ^ River View. Freemantia., of hroa-chltta. Mrs Mary aun Ml raster, the much valued friend aad Mteful attendant, f Mve Cape! for twenty-two years, aged
am T ax Vloar ol Boauey and Oaaon Wlnohsatar Oath*-
O. Wright, egad t yeara.
Wx%ht. aged tsbtb.


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